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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 90. Control and Eradication of Pullorum Disease and Fowl Typhoid in Poultry Flocks and Hatcheries and Products Thereof in Virginia

2VAC5-90-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Baby poultry" means newly hatched poultry (chicks, poults, ducklings, goslings, keets, etc.) that have not been fed or watered.

"Department" means the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

"Flock" means all of the poultry on one premises; except that, at the discretion of the department, any group of poultry which is segregated from other poultry and has been so segregated for a period of at least 21 days may be considered as a separate flock.

"Fowl typhoid or typhoid" means an infectious and contagious disease of poultry caused by Salmonella gallinarum.

"Hatchery" means incubators, hatchers, and auxiliary equipment on one premises operated and controlled for the hatching of poultry.

"Hatching eggs" means fertile eggs used to produce poultry.

"Person" means any person, firm, or corporation.

"Poultry" means live fowl, including chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, and game birds, which are propagated and maintained under the control of any person.

"Products" means poultry breeding stock and hatching eggs, baby poultry, and started poultry.

"Pullorum disease or pullorum" means an infectious and contagious disease of poultry caused by Salmonella pullorum.

"Started poultry" means young poultry (chicks, pullets, cockerels, capons, poults, ducklings, goslings, keets, etc.) that have been fed and watered, and are less than six months of age.

"State Veterinarian" means a Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services veterinarian employed by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services who is responsible for the animal health programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-6001, 3.2-6002, and 3.2-6004 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-02-07 § 1, eff. November 27, 1985.

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